Tuesday Longhorn Sports Page

Stay up to date on all things Burnt Orange with a daily stop at IT's Longhorn Sports Page, with links to the latest news and opinion articles on UT football, basketball, baseball, recruiting and other sports from around the web.

Football recruiting:

Rex Burkhead: Jr. Day Visits on the Horizon
Rex Burkhead has posted back-to-back 1,000 yard rushing seasons, and colleges from across the country have certainly taken notice. The Plano superstar has secured four scholarship offers to date and has been invited to attend junior days from multiple programs scattered across the nation. Inside Texas caught up Burkhead for an update.

Texas Visitor Already Has Two Offers
Signing Day 2008 is approaching and it will be soon followed by Texas Junior Days. The top prospects in the 2009 Class will be on the 40 Acres and one of those prospects will be Clear Lake OL Stephen Barrera, who has already picked up a pair offers.

McNeil's Williams could fit Texas to a T
Austin American-Statesman
It began in the family living room, where these things often start. It was more about bonding — about the connection between a father, a former football star, and his son, a youngster ready to fall in love with the sport — than it was about creating an elite athlete. Football was an activity the two could enjoy together. Aaron Williams, the No. 1-rated player on the American-Statesman's annual Fabulous 55 list of the state's top college recruits, remembers sitting with his dad, Anthony Williams, watching film on his upcoming opponent and dissecting who the best players were and why. He was just 8 years old at the time. It was PeeWee football film, and Williams couldn't get enough.

Men's hoops:

Gritting it out
Daily Texan
When 12-year-old Justin Mason started getting the best of his dad during one-on-one basketball games in their driveway, Bobby Mason knew his son was something special.


Attorney says Clemens won't plead 5th
Associated Press
Not one of Roger Clemens' flat-out denials about using steroids or human growth hormone was delivered while he spoke under oath. Now he gets that chance. The seven-time Cy Young Award winner is scheduled to give a deposition to lawyers from a congressional committee behind closed doors Tuesday, one day after his former New York Yankees teammate and workout partner Andy Pettitte delivered sworn testimony for about 2 1/2 hours.

Senior Bowl WR Gets Vikings' Attention
Associated Press
At the Senior Bowl, the Vikings were talking with an offensive playmaker who has a big red flag, but that should come as no surprise after the Vikings drafted Adrian Peterson last year. Concerns about Peterson's collarbone arose in his junior season at Oklahoma when he initially injured it, and then resurfaced when he reinjured it in his bowl game. That was followed by months of speculation centering on if he would need surgery and, if so, how long he would be out of action. Wide receiver Limas Sweed from Peterson's college rival Texas Longhorns can appreciate what Peterson went through.


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